Elspeth Velten

  • Elspeth has been working in the travel space since 2013, when she left her NYC magazine job to spend nearly two years traveling… and writing about it.
  • She spent a full year living in Melbourne, Australia before embarking on a five-month backpacking stint — complete with bedbugs — and landing back in NYC.

  • She began her editorial career at Time Inc. in 2011. Today her work can be found in Architectural Digest, Vogue, International Traveller, and more.


Elspeth Velten is the Senior Editor for TripSavvy and has been with the company since 2016.

Elspeth has been working in the travel space since 2013, when she left her magazine job at Time Inc. to spend three years living and traveling throughout Australia, Asia and the UK. Prior to joining team TripSavvy, she ran a digital travel magazine for an Australian luxury travel ecommerce based in Melbourne. Elspeth landed in the fashion closet at Time Inc. after college, where she spent two years learning the editorial ropes before transitioning into the travel space. Her writing has appeared in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy, BritishAirways.com and International and Australian Traveller magazines. Elspeth graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University in NYC, and has been to 38 countries.


Elspeth graduated from NYC's Fordham University in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Environmental Studies.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@tripsavvy.com.

TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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